About me

If you are here, it may be that you, or someone you care about, needs some support.

Although you might feel anxious about contacting a psychotherapist, many people say that they are very glad they did.

A psychotherapist is not scary, will not judge you, nor sit in silence, or think your problems are insignificant!

You will be made to feel welcome and respected. You will discover that your psychotherapist does this work because she or he genuinely enjoys it and has a talent for it.  The therapist will be warm and have a genuine interest in getting to know you.  She or he will take you seriously, and respond sensitively.

Starting psychotherapy is a gentle and gradual process, and an introductory session allows you to experience what it might be like. Step by step, trust is built and you get your feet under the table.

The power of psychotherapy lies in the presence that deep listening offers. Being listened to, being understood, being seen for who you really are, and receiving accurate and kind feedback is balm for the soul.

I am experienced, having been in practice for over 25 years, and yet I still look forward to meeting you!

I offer support with anxiety, anxiety disorders, depression, bereavement  and all kinds of mental health issues, alongside hel with confidence, self esteem

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Core Process Psychotherapy, the Karuna Institute

MSc in Counselling, Supervision & Training, University of Bristol

Qualified as a Group Analyst with the Institute of Group Analysis.

UKCP Registered Psychotherapist since 1993.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Additional information



Sessions are available Monday-Friday


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a UKCP Registered Training Supervisor.

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Alyss Thomas

Alyss Thomas